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Hudson River Symposium 2021: Hudson River Fish in an Ever-changing Ecosystem


The Hudson River Environmental Society and the Hudson River Foundation have teamed up to provide participants with a series of presentations on Hudson River fish and the stressors affecting their status in the Hudson River Ecosystem.

The Hudson River fish community has long been an important social, economic and ecological sector of life in the Hudson Valley. Climate change, invasive species, off-shore commercial fishing, surge barriers, and dams are among the real challenges for the propagation and survival of Hudson River fish species today.
This symposium will be presented in two-hour sessions each week over five weeks, beginning Thursday, February 25, 2021, as follows:

View the Detailed Symposium Agenda

    1. February 25, 1:30-3:30 PM  Part One: Overview of the Fishes of the Hudson River Estuary and Connected Waters
    2. March 3, 1:30-3:30 PM Part Two: The Drivers of Change – Physical Alterations
    3. March 8, 1:30-3:30 PM  Part Three: The Drivers of Change – Climate and Introduced Species
    4. March 15, 1:30-3:30 PM Part Four: The Drivers of Change – The Science of Harvest
    5. March 22, 1:30-3:30 PM  Part Five: Making Sense of it All

During the first four sessions, experts in each area will present the science regarding specific issues and offer their assessments as to what this may mean for the future of the Hudson River fish community. The fifth session will provide an opportunity for open discussion with a panel of scientists representing each topic covered in the individual sessions. We hope that you can participate in all sessions, but if you are unable to attend a session, each will be recorded and posted on the websites of the Hudson River Environmental Society and the Hudson River Foundation.

Although attendance to the webinars is free, you must register for each of the sessions in which you wish to participate.